Break out the tuxedoes; a wedding celebration is in order. Engaged to one of Hollywood’s famous stars, Brad Pitt says his wedding to Angelina Jolie is coming soon, as reported in People. At Monday night’s premiere of his new film Killing Them Softly in New York, Pitt, 48, stated “I am getting more pressure from my kids, and it is something I want to do within their lifetime, but I also feel like the time has come.” The world famous couple has been together for seven years and became engaged this past spring. Even though Pitt and Jolie, 37, raise their six children together, Pitt still believes the wedding will be significant to their family. “I am surprised how much [marriage] meant to me once you had that.”
What are some ways to involve your children in your wedding?
Regardless of your children’s ages, it is never a bad idea to include them in your wedding. A wedding is a ceremony of unity, which definitely includes everyone in your immediate family. Depending on their age is when deciding their role can be tricky. To help your wedding be a success, here are three ideas how to include your children:
1. Ring bearer or flower girl: When your children are very young, consider sticking to the traditional roles of ring bearer or flower girl. It is a perfect fit they will love to be included in. Plus, it will not give your little ones too much to handle.
2. Escort: Should the children be teenagers or older, they may want an important role in the ceremony. A perfect role, especially if you have multiple children, is to have them escort you down the aisle. By escorting you, they are symbolically giving you and your fiancé their blessing.
3. Family vows: Including family vows in the wedding ceremony is a great way to publicly solidify the family as a whole. After exchanging marriage vows, you and your partner can each exchange family vows with the children, promising to love and care for them. You can also give the children a ring as a token.
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